The prayer card for Loretto’s deceased members reads, “Gracious God, may they live forever in the splendor of your light and life in the company of all the saints.” We know that they do, but it’s good to say it. View all Obituaries.

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Georgeann Hanson SL

By Loretto Community / April 23, 2013 /

August 20, 1933 – April 23, 2013

A noted liturgist, teacher and school and parish administrator, Sister Georgeann “was ‘our good company,’ as she contributed not only her liturgical gifts, but also her deep dedication to Loretto and to all that the Community values and loves.”

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Ann Patrick Ware SL

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2013 /

March 3, 1920—February 23, 2013

Ann Pat, as we called her, had a distinguished scholarly career as well as an esteemed Loretto career. Many of us have lost a true friend, and Loretto has lost a giant. Nevertheless, we will count on her continued presence among us.

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Remembrance of the life of Patricia Ann Winterer Dressler CoL

By Loretto Community / February 23, 2013 /

September 28, 1936—February 23, 2013

“Charity, generosity, understanding (never judgmental) always anticipating the needs of others before her own, were typical of her personality. I can hear God saying ‘Well done, oh good and faithful servant; now enter into My kingdom.'”

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Remembrance of the Life of Sister Mary Jean Tenhaeff SL

By Loretto Community / February 9, 2013 /

December 24, 1923—February 9, 2013

“The most traumatic change in my “being” began with a decision… to assume responsibility for what was happening in my life and around me, and to confront injustice wherever I found it. This changed my approach to teaching and eventually led to my active role in the civil rights movement: forming a teachers’ association in the Colorado parochial school and negotiating teacher contracts with the Archdiocese.”

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Remembrance of the life of Sister Ellen Thomas Reynolds SL

By Loretto Community / January 11, 2013 /

September 25, 1914-January 11, 2013

“One of the outstanding memories of my early days in teaching was the Louisville flood of 1932 when we had to leave Broadway in row boats…” The Loretto Community is grateful for Ellen Thomas’ life shared with us and with her beloved students.

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